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Testing Preparation for Educators of English Learners​

​​​​​​​​​​​The San Diego County Office of Education offers preparatory courses for the CTEL test, which you take to obtain your CLAD, and the CSET-LOTE, which is the replacement for the test that you took to obtain your BCLAD. For more information about these certificates, please contact our cre​​dentials unit​.  


These recorded sessions are designed to help teachers prepare for the CTEL (California Teachers of English Learners) exam, in order to support teachers in attaining their authorization to provide instruction to English learners. 

Please note that these are asynchronous self-guided courses


​Module 1: Language and Language Development — online registration 
Module 2: Assessment and Instruction — online registration
Module 3: Culture and Inclusion — online registration

COST: $100 per person, per module, or $50 each when enrolling in multiple modules.

Information for obtaining the CTEL book, A Course For Teaching English Learners, by Lynn Diaz-Rico.

CTEL Resources


Presently the San Diego County Office of Education is not offering any CSET-LOTE courses based on low demand for these exam preparation courses.​​

CSET-LOTE Resources